We tend to think that serious illnesses are for adults, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. When a child has cancer, in addition to the regimen of medical treatments prescribed, a daily dose of self-expression is also recommended.

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Children who are cancer patients at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center get a chance to work with writers and artists on a regular basis. In a new art exhibit, these patient tell their stories through photography, art, and writing. It is part of the international FotoFest 2008.

WITS collaborated with FotoFest 2008, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Artful Happenings), The Museum of Printing History, the Houston Center for Photography, and survivors of childhood cancer to produce thought-provoking altered self-portraits that represent their journey toward healing.

Young patients photographed each other, altered the images with various media, and wrote about their experiences to create this inventive and moving exhibit. Witness the power and transformation that children undergo during cancer treatment in this exhibition at The Museum of Printing History March 13-31st.

Please join us for a reception honoring the young writers and artists:

March 13, 6 p.m.
The Museum of Printing History
1324 W Clay Street, Houston, TX

Some of the children will read their poems and stories. This event is free, and the public is invited.

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